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Posted on: January 22, 2024

Enter your WaterSmart landscape for a chance to win!

Image of front of house with flowers, trees and shrubs.

We are excited to announce the launch of our 20th Annual WaterSmart Landscape Contest! Have you downsized or removed your lawn? Have you transformed your garden into a beautiful, colorful and water-efficient landscape? If you answered yes, we encourage you to apply for a chance to win a $250 nursery gift card and inspire other homeowners.

Our Southern California climate gives us sunshine and picturesque days, but not a lot of rain. This is also why it is so important to shift to a water-wise landscape to help protect our water supply, support our local habitat and save money.

Upgrading from thirsty plants to plants that thrive in our Mediterranean climate can significantly reduce your overall water use. Outdoor water use typically accounts for over 50% of a home’s total water usage. Compared to a traditional landscape, water-efficient landscapes thrive on one-half or one-fifth of the amount of water. That is a big difference, and making the switch can result in big savings in the long run.

If you have a thriving water-wise landscape and reside within our service area, consider entering this year’s contest. It’s easy - you can complete the application on a smartphone. Simply take 5-10 photos of your water-efficient landscaping, share why you installed your landscaping, the types of plants you have and some of the benefits you see. After you have your photos, enter the contest by going to and select your water agency. 

Entries are judged for overall attractiveness, design, plant selection, efficient irrigation and appropriate maintenance.

The deadline to submit applications for the 2024 contest is Friday, May 10. For more information, visit the contest website at or contact us at 619-667-6227.

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